Lucky readers are treated to an enticing new collection of tales from Berkley that vary from the other-worldly to the ghostly. CHARMED is an utterly delightful new anthology by a quartet of extremely talented authors. Don't miss out on adding this winner to your collection.

Jayne Castle kicks things off with the futuristic tale Bridal Jitters. Illusion Trap expert Virginia Burch is having doubts about entering a two-year business marriage of convenience with expert ghost hunter Sam Gage. If they're not careful, their first joint case could be their last.

Man in the Mirror, by Julie Beard, follows the adventures of Katie Montgomery as she is transported back in time through a magical mirror. Can Katie save the wounded man she glimpsed through the mist?

Lori Foster adds two matchmaking ghosts to her story Tangled Dreams. Handsome bar owner Chase is stunned to realize he can suddenly read the sexy thoughts of bar patron Allison Barrow. Poor Allison is horrified by her ghostly roommates sudden interference in her love life.

The final story, Pandora's Bottle, is provided by Eileen Wilks. When Dora Kitlock goes on a weekend getaway with her boyfriend John Raven, she never dreams she will be forced to make a choice between John and his mysterious doppelganger Jack.

(Oct., 366 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith